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Tragedy strikes Minnesota road on a Saturday morning

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2021 | Auto Accidents |

On a recent Saturday morning at approximately 10 a.m., police were dispatched to the scene of a collision in Minnesota. While investigators are still working to draw conclusions about the exact events leading up to the crash, what is known so far is that it ended in a tragedy. Not only was there a fatality of one of the drivers, but several other people suffered injuries and were transported to an area hospital for emergency care.  

A car and pickup truck were involved in the collision 

There were two vehicles involved in the recent fatal crash in Andover near the 16400 block of Country Road 7. A car was reportedly traveling in a northbound direction moments before the collision. A pickup truck was on the same road, heading south. For reasons that investigators are still trying to determine, the two vehicles collided.  

Driver of the car did not survive the accident 

The driver of the car, who survived the initial impact of the collision, later died at the scene. Two passengers who had been in the same vehicle were listed in critical condition when rescuers transported them to a nearby hospital. Two occupants of the pickup truck were also taken to the hospital with injuries; however, details about their conditions were not provided.  

Similar crashes were caused by driver negligence 

In Minnesota and elsewhere, many past collisions have occurred between vehicles that were initially heading in opposite directions. Investigators often find that such accidents are commonly caused by driver negligence or reckless behavior behind the wheel. In such cases, a recovering victim or immediate family member of a deceased victim is able to seek compensation for damages by filing a legal claim in a civil court.